Rediscovering the Muslim cultural heritage of the Muslims in Bulgaria (1920-1950) (EAP1392)

Aims and objectives

A review of archival sources on Muslim communities before and during the communist regime in Bulgaria shows that mainly political and state documents are explored. Available documents on the cultural heritage of the Muslim communities – as created by them and their religious institution or the Grand Mufti’s Office (1920-1950) – are not accessible. Filling in this gap of primary sources is a motivation for elaborating this Project. The Project proposal aims at the digitisation, archiving and popularisation of printed and handwritten documents and visual materials at risk, which will contribute to deepening of the scientific knowledge on Muslims’ cultural development in Bulgaria during the first half of the 20th century.